TJ Chestnut | UMass Lowell
Usually when we hear of a child being adopted, we imagine that they are now part of a loving family that will provide a stable environment for them to flourish and have a “normal” childhood. We hope that they experience such a nurturing environment that, when they reminisce upon their early years, one word overwhelmingly comes to mind. Love. Unfortunately, this is not the case for Tim*.
by: Andy Haynes, New England Students
Short term mission teams strengthen the work among college students in New England. Likewise, sending short term teams serves as a catalyst for discipleship among students. As you plan to host or lead a team, think through the following:
As a host:
1. Communicate Clear communication is key when preparing to host a short term mission team. Leave no question unanswered or assumed. Your time hosting the team and their impact will be as effective as the relationship and trust you develop with them.
By: Travis Rymer, jOHNSON & wALES
You want to be successful in ministry. So do I. More than anything else, I want to hear the divine accolade, “Well done good and faithful servant.”(Matt. 25:21). Those words are full of affirmation and in their context they indicate that the faithful servant has done much meaningful ministry, been a good manager of God’s resources, and produced “interest” on God’s investment - no doubt
meaning souls brought to God. Yet in our minds we can get the rewards of faithfulness confused with faithfulness itself. Would it surprise you to hear that success in ministry is not the bearing of much fruit?